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Muriel Joyce "Murley" Widger
July 27, 1934 - September 15, 2018

Muriel Joyce

Muriel Joyce "Murley" Widger
Jul 27, 1934 - Sep 15, 2018

Muriel Joyce
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Muriel "Murley" Joyce Widger
Canton-Muriel "Murley" Joyce Widger, 84, of Canton, passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Sunset Manor in Canton.
She was born on July 27, 1934, in Canton to Clyde and Zola (Hargis) Bowton. They preceded her in death.
She married James "Jim" Widger on November 2, 1979 at their home in Canton, He survives.
She is also survived by 15 children, Harvey "Joe" (Pat) Henderson, of Wisconsin, Winton "Tony" (Julie) Henderson, of Canton, Jeffrey (Elsie) Henderson, of North Carolina, Judy Brady, of Arkansas Wendy (the late Steve) Hilton, of Canton, Kendall (Gloria) Widger, of Texas, Michael (Alex) Widger, of Kansas, Melissa Reyes, of Moline, Samuel (Nancy) Widger, of Beecher Illinois, Sherry (Kevin) Banninga, of Macomb, Joseph Widger, of Texas, Melanie (Matthew) Barnes, of Georgia, Thomas (Kelli) Widger, of Geneseo Illinois, and Douglas (Heather) Widger, of Colona Illinois, Many grandchildren and great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are two children, Denise Long and Susan Widger, four brothers, Bob, LaVerne, Ralph and Charles "Bud" Bowton, and one sister, Marjorie Briggs,
Muriel was a LPN, she worked at many nursing homes over the years, she was a member of the Cuba PTA, Red Hats Society, and the Dirty Dozen. She loved crafts, reading and most of all raising children.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday September 22, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton where visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made out to the American Heart Association or to the Fulton County Humane Society.
To leave online condolences, or to view Muriel's memorial video tribute please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com

Roberta White on Sep 22, 2018

She was a very nice lady . Sat by her in church - Blessings , Roberta Sherman White

Shelbi Sale on Sep 20, 2018

Murley. My sweet girl. I love you always and will miss you forever. You have done so much for me in the years I’ve known you that you’ll ALWAYS have a special place in my heart

Oaks-Hines Funeral Home on Sep 20, 2018

Rod Briggs on Sep 17, 2018

Precious lord, take her hand
Lead her on, let her stand
She was tired,she was weak,she was worn
Thru the storm, thru the night
Lead her on to the light, take her hand
Precious lord, lead her home

Donna Lillie on Sep 17, 2018

To all the children Murley loved and to her husband Jim, I wish to offer all of you my deepest, most heartfelt condolences. I am glad I had a chance to get to know her some.

Ray and Judy Brown on Sep 16, 2018

CandleThe world has lost an awesome lady. Hugs and prayers to Jim and family. Ray and Judy Brown.

Kayley-Ann Callear on Sep 15, 2018

I love you so much Aunt Murley. I am so thankful i got to sit with you a couple weeks ago and reminisce with you. So many great memories I will cherish forever. You were an amazing women and you will be missed so much. Love you

Savanna on Sep 15, 2018

CandleI just got you back after my mom passing, I love you more now than ever before, I'm so very thankful for having the time I did with you. I'm going to miss you so much, thank you for loving me and wanting me there with you, I'll keep you in my thoughts and close to my heart right along with grandpa (bud) and my mother.

Steve Bowton on Sep 15, 2018

CandleGoing to miss you Aunt Murly. Give hugs and kisses to Dad, Grandpa and Grandma, Aunt Marje, Uncle Bob, Uncle Vern and Uncle Bud.

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22
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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Sep
22
Saturday
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home ~ Canton
1601 East Chestnut Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
2:00 PM

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